Pipe Organs of Downtown Rockford is an organ walk - a concert at several different downtown Rockford locations where the audience will walk from one concert venue to the next.
At these concert locations, four organists will perform: Valerie Blair at Second Congregational/First Presbyterian Church; Trish Rooney and Wayne Hatwich at Emmanuel Episcopal Church; and Ron Anderson at Mendelssohn Hall.
This is a rare opportunity to hear 3 pipe organs and 4 performers in one afternoon and to enjoy a Sunday afternoon walk as well. There is no admission charge. This educational and entertaining event is being sponsored by the MPAC Education Commission.
Directions: SecondFirst Church - 318 N. Church St., Rockford, IL 61101 - From I-90 and U.S. Business 20 (E. State St.), west on Business 20 to downtown Rockford. After crossing the Rock River, turn right on IL 2. Go north one block and turn left onto Park, but continue west across N. Main on Park when IL 2 turns north at the next block. The next street after N. Main is Church, which is one-way south. Turn left on Church. From the south: I-39 to U.S. Bypass 20. West on Bypass 20 to S. Main (IL 2); north on S. Main to Park St. as above. Parking and entrance on the south side of the church along Jefferson St.